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Poster: Jeeper One Date: Mar 8, 2005 1:55pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Commercials With VERY LITTLE OR NO Sound (I know a lot of em DO have sound)

Hi everyone:

Did you happen to stumble across one of them just before posting your message FP?

BTW everyone, I checked, double-checked and even TRIPLE-checked my system. No issues here. Some I downloaded CAN be easily heard. Others cannot (I deleted the ones that had no sound but were supposed to).

Cheers for now :)

Patrick Cook
Denver, Colorado

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Poster: FP Date: Mar 9, 2005 3:38am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Commercials With VERY LITTLE OR NO Sound (I know a lot of em DO have sound)

Just to make sure -

Five minutes ago I re-grabbed the MPEG2 version of the Jet National spot.

The sound is fine - but like many other TV spots here at the archive, the sound is ONLY in the left channel. I noticed that a couple of years ago when I downloaded most of them, but I'd forgotten since then.

So, check to see if you have a problem with the left channel somewhere in hardware or software.

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Poster: Jeeper One TV Date: Mar 9, 2005 6:43pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Commercials With VERY LITTLE OR NO Sound (I know a lot of em DO have sound)

Hi everyone:

I don't have a hardware problem or it'd be on EVERYTHING I try to listen to or watch. I have even gone through the troubleshooter wizard, only to find there are NO problems with my system (I went all the way to the end where it said there was a problem that it could not help me out on, which I expected).

I am able to hear other sounds normally.

Given all of this, I don't know how much clearer I need to put it before people at the archive start to realize that they have a real problem on their hands.

And considering I have a video blog which is STILL pending - OVER A WEEK AFTER SUBMISSION (I've also got two podcasts submitted under my "radio" altar ego awaiting approval as well) - I can only assume that the archive has its entire staff working on fixing this problem (and many others like it) by now.

One final note, I recently saw something about the archive actually disappearing for awhile (Read OUTAGE) sometime back. I wonder if that outage caused some damage to files and/or hardware on THEIR end....

Hope this helps :)

Cheers for now :)

Patrick Cook
Denver, Colorado

This post was modified by Jeeper One TV on 2005-03-10 02:43:09

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Mar 9, 2005 9:05pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: video, audio items pending this week

I have a video blog which is STILL pending - OVER A WEEK AFTER SUBMISSION (I've also got two podcasts submitted under my "radio" altar ego awaiting approval as well)

Same as I mentioned 2 days ago, the moving images/audio curator who would normally look into possible problems with these is away this week. Sorry and thanks for your patience! The Archive is here on a years and decades scale, but sometimes we have to bear with it on a days and weeks scale.

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Poster: FP Date: Mar 10, 2005 7:12am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Above-mentioned audio problems

The JET NATIONAL commercial has been downloaded 466 times. There are four reviews on its page. None of the reviews mention an audio problem, and as far as I know, no one else has complained about the audio.

Most of the FOLGER'S commercials have been downloaded a couple hundred times each. Most have been reviewed. No audio complaints.

The IVORY SOAP ad has been downloaded over 500 times, and has five reviews posted. No mention of sound problems.

I have downloaded all the above commercials, and they all have sound - although many of them have sound in only one channel. They burn to DVD and play on the TV, with audio.

Seeing that this seems to be a problem only you (and possibly a few silent others?) are experiencing, you can understand why responders to your thread consistently suggest that the problem may conceivably lie somewhere within your system.

Try playing these files on another PC not identically configured to your problem computer, or try uninstalling your current MPEG2 player codec and replacing it with another. Burn one or more of the problem files to a rewriteable DVD or (S)VCD and see if they have sound on your TV.

I took a screenshot of the downloaded JET NATIONAL file dragged directly into a video-editing application. The silent right channel has been switched off. You can see, in the picture at the URL below, that the waveform is clearly present, shown peaking at -8.4

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze1u9mw/AUDIO.JPG












This post was modified by FP on 2005-03-10 15:12:25

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